Telecom

July 18, 2019

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GSMA, Vodafone and GIFEC Partner to Deliver Connectivity to Rural Communities

The GSMA today announced a new partnership with Vodafone Ghana and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to support the deployment of innovative mobile internet connectivity solutions for unconnected rural communities. As part of the Connected Society Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity, the project will run for eighteen months from July 2019 to late 2020. The GSMA-led project will fund mobile network equipment vendors to deploy their innovative solutions to support mobile operator efforts in"...

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July 18, 2019

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Movistar Chile continues boosting its 4G networks with SIAE MICROELETTRONICA’s Multiband links

Telefónica, through their brand Movistar Chile, in a continuous effort of improving its 4G network, deployed SIAE MICROELETTRONICA’s multiband solution. Movistar Chile aims to continue increasing the mobile backhaul capacity and improve the overall network reliability due to a strong traffic growth.

The SIAE MICROELETTRONICA’s multiband solution coupling a traditional frequency band (15GHz) with an E-band link (80GHz), offer multi-gigabit"...

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July 17, 2019

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Youth Population to Drive Strong Subscriber Growth Across Sub-saharan Africa, Finds New GSMA Study

Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world’s fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time, according to a new GSMA study. It reveals that more than 160 million new unique mobile subscribers1 will be added across the region by 2025, bringing the total to 623 million, representing around half of the region’s population, up from 456 million (44 per cent) in 2018. Subscriber additions will be concentrated in high-growth markets such"...

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July 17, 2019

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Airtel And MTN Launch GSMA ‘We Care’ Initiative Promoting Digital Inclusion in Rwanda

Rwanda’s mobile industry has joined forces with the GSMA to drive mobile internet adoption and increase digital literacy in the country. It was announced at the ‘Mobile 360 Africa’ event in Kigali this morning that local operators Airtel and MTN will commence a programme of activity around digital inclusion as part of the GSMA’s We Care initiative in Rwanda. We Care is launched in collaboration with Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT and Innovation and the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA),"...

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July 8, 2019

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Ethiopia to sell minority stake in Ethio Telecom, issues licenses to private firms

Ethiopia will grant two telecom licenses to private firms and sell a minority stake in Ethio Telecom, the sole operator, as the government opens sectors long closed to outsiders.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced last year plans to privatise a swathe of industries and allow foreign and private investors into key state-owned companies in an effort to attract new players to the economy.

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July 3, 2019

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INRED Partners with SES Networks to Enable 1,000 Free Wi-Fi Hotspots to Connect Colombia

The Colombian Ministry of Telecommunications (Mintic) has selected local services provider INRED to install, operate and maintain 1,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in rural areas around the country as part of the Sustainable Universal Access project. Enabled by SES Network’s Signature Enterprise Solutions INRED will leverage managed satellite services with flexibility on capacity and coverage, and a tailored network management interface, SES announced today.

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July 2, 2019

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Fully Interactive 5G Experiences Showcased at MWC19 Shanghai

The GSMA today reported that more than 75,000 unique visitors1 from over 100 countries and territories attended MWC19 Shanghai, held 26-28 June in Shanghai. This included 7,000 consumers who attended the Global 5G Immersion Experience Exhibition organised by China Mobile Migu. The three-day event attracted executives from the largest and most influential organisations from across the mobile ecosystem, as well as companies from a wide range of vertical industry sectors. Covering seven halls, MWC19 Shanghai hosted around 500"...

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June 28, 2019

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GSMA Announces Winners of 2019 Asia Mobile Awards

The GSMA has announced the winners of the 2019 Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards), which were presented at the AMO Awards Ceremony and Networking Reception at MWC19 Shanghai. The awards honour the key achievements and innovations driving the mobile industry across the Asia Pacific region.

“We congratulate all of the winners and nominees of the Asia Mobile Awards here at MWC19 Shanghai,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “The AMO Awards"...

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June 27, 2019

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Mass Deployments of IoT Solutions Transforming China, Says GSMA

Chinese mobile operators are leading the world in the deployment of transformative Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, the GSMA announced today. By connecting the estimated 960 million1 devices via cellular networks, the country is realising the value of the IoT and transforming society through mass market deployments of smart home, smart industry and smart city solutions. According to GSMA Intelligence, China is the world’s largest IoT market with 64 per cent of the 1.5 billion global cellular connections including"...

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June 27, 2019

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5G Arrives in Asia as Operators Invest Billions Rolling out Next Generation Networks, Finds New GSMA Study

Asia’s mobile operators are set to invest $370 billion building-out new 5G networks between 2018 and 2025, according to the latest Asia Pacific edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy series, published at MWC19 Shanghai today. The world’s first nationwide 5G networks went live in South Korea earlier this year, and it is anticipated that 24 Asia Pacific markets will have launched 5G by 2025. It is forecast that 5G will contribute almost $900 billion to the region’s economy over the next 15 years.

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